Who is David Garvey?
David Garvey has achieved great success in the real estate industry, boasting over three decades of expertise. As a well-known figure within this field, his name is well-known and respected by many.
He is currently the director of WE RISE Together, a program that strives to provide employment and educational opportunities for those in reentry.
Early Life and Education
Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born on August 17, 1887 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica and raised under British colonialism. His involvement in a failed printer’s strike that he recounted in The Struggle for the Paper Trade (1910) further cemented his awareness of racial injustice.
On his return to Jamaica, he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), an organization dedicated to improving conditions for those of African descent both at home and abroad. UNIA also published the popular Negro World newspaper.
As the twentieth century progressed, the UNIA became a focal point of black nationalist and Pan-Africanist thought in advocating self-determination for Africa. It also inspired an expansive global mass movement known as Garveyism that focused on economic empowerment for Africans – inspiring groups such as Nation of Islam and Rastafari movement alike.
Dave Garvey has had a varied professional life, holding positions in several businesses as well as being both a lawyer and real estate agent.
His clients appreciate his creative solutions and ability to guide them through adversarial legal proceedings with a clear focus on their ultimate objectives. He has provided them with advice in cases involving purchases and sales of businesses, fiduciary duties for corporate actors, lender liability, breach of contract, real estate disputes, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), employment practices and antitrust matters.
He is a member of both the American Bar Association and New Hampshire Bar Association, as well as providing advice and speaking on legal ethics, attorney-client privilege, and work product doctrine. With over three decades of experience practicing law throughout Portsmouth, NH as well as northern Maine including its lakes and mountains, Mr. Butler is an expert witness in these cases.
Achievement and Honors
Garvey’s greatest triumph was the founding of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Through this organization, black people were encouraged to strive for full equality by returning home to their ancestral Africa.
His vision inspired political nationalism and spurred the formation of the first, largest and most inclusive mass organization in Western black history. Through his program, the black race was restored to dignity, self-respect and racial pride.
His political nationalism inspired several offshoot movements, such as the Nation of Islam and Rastafari Movement. Despite his imprisonment and deportation, Garvey’s legacy still resonates today.
Garvey’s personal life was filled with a range of political and social causes. While living in Jamaica from 1927 to 1935, he worked on issues such as land reform, secondary and tertiary education for all, as well as diversifying the island’s agrarian economy.
He founded the People’s Political Party in Jamaica, with its platform emphasizing workers’ rights and improving conditions for the poor.
Garvey traveled throughout Central America during the late 1910s and early 1920s, witnessing first-hand the brutal treatment of blacks there. It was during this period that he became convinced that all people of African descent were treated differently and needed to unite in their fight against discrimination.
Garvey was a beloved player during the 1970s and ’80s. He earned admiration for his impeccable grooming, courtesy, and manners.
He was widely respected for his accomplishments both on the field and in the press. A 10-time National League All-Star, winner of a Gold Glove Award, and five times among the top ten MVP voters – were all highly praised by those around him.
He was a beloved player with the Dodgers, yet his numbers weren’t quite impressive enough for a Cooperstown plaque. A series of scandals in his personal life put paid to any potential political career and his play waned after mid-30’s.